Planning session #2
Just had my consult with my RE. I am going to get this down so I can remember what he said later and so I can share with you guys. This entry might be a little all over the place.
He said I have had three cycles were I have gotten to try before – counting this cycle that is four. A normal couple wouldn’t be infertile until 12 months, so that is like four months of a regular person trying. He doesn’t want me to cycle forever though. He said that in the maximum he would have me cycle two more times (if I do get to try this cycle) before he would want to do surgery to see what is up. So a total of trying 6 times. He said one reason to do the surgery would be if I had polups or something, but he said my lining has been thin when I start new cycles and when you have your period that means that most of the polyps and stuff leave, especially with a thin lining.
I said I might be able to do the sono since I have gotten used to the internal exams so he said try it after we finish this cycle. If I do well on that maybe I will try the hsg. If I don’t do well on that then I could do the surgery. I think he said he would want me to do the lap and the hyp – sorry for the abbreviations – I can’t remember how to spell the two surgeries.
He said that my hiding ovary could be the issue if it’s so high up and in the wrong place because of my bowels and that with the surgery he could get it back where it needed to be and possibly help my ibs by moving my bowel a bit. Surgery scares me, but for some reason I feel a tiny bit better about it. I’m not sure yet, I will have to think it through. He said that the cervical mucus test really doesn’t tell you much of anything and that if I don’t get pregnant off this cycle then I can go off the metformin.
He looked at my numbers and such for this cycle and he said that he thought they could get me to ovulate this cycle which made me happy. I wasn’t sure. I would be happy if I could try with two follicles. I have never had more than one before. But after this cycle, possibly try the sono and then reassess.
I got teary a little during the consult but managed to hold it in and am feeling not devestated for some odd reason. I asked him if nothing is wrong with my ovaries and tubes and I don’t want to do ivf then what? He said well there might be something up with your eggs, but I don’t think so cause your young and the only way to test that is ivf. He said he thought I would do ok with ivf. So we will see and I keep thinking about it. I really hope I have gotten better and can tolerate the sono and the hsg. That would make things easier. He said he would give me a valium if that would help. Not sure if I could go back to work on that though.